Galaga is a fixed shooter arcade game developed and published by Namco in Japan and published by Midway in North America in 1981. It is the sequel to Galaxian, released in 1979. The gameplay of Galaga puts the player in control of a spacecraft which is situated at the bottom of the screen. At the beginning of each stage, the area is empty, but over time, enemy aliens will arrive in formation, and once all of the enemies arrive on screen, they will come down at the player's ship in formations of one or more and may either shoot it or collide with it. During the entire stage, the player may fire upon the enemies, and once all enemies are vanquished, the player will proceed to the next stage.
Galaga is one of the most successful games from the Golden Age of Video Arcade Games. The arcade version of it has been ported to many consoles, and it has had several sequels.
Gains Focused Attacks when attacking or attacked by Bruisers. Attacks ignore defense and are guaranteed to hit.
Bug Master - chance to summon alien bugs as a weak AoE attack when an ally attacks or is attacked
L1 - Space Shot
(special) Guaranteed Hit
(special) True Strike - ignores most avoidance effects
(special) Deadly Crits - deals extra damage on critical hits
(enemy) Lock-On - takes extra damage from ranged attacks
(enemy) Weakened - attack reduced by 25%
(enemy) Exposed - defense reduced by 25%
L2 - Bug Swarm
(special) Summon Attack - cannot be countered
(enemy) Flanked - single-target attacks against this target provide a follow-up attack
(enemy) Opportunist - causes either Impaired, Exhausted, Neutralized, Winded, Off-Balance, Staggered, or Cornered.
L6 - Bug Wall
3 round cooldown
(allies) Bug Wall - absorbs a certain amount of damage. Counters attacks with Bug Swarm.
L9 - Boss Galaga
3 round cooldown
"Take him away!"
Boss Galaga drags one enemy off the screen, preventing him from acting or being targeted at all. On the next turn, one ally gains Haste.
Far Far Away
Namco - bonus for bringing two Namco heroes.